Thematic Research Area
PhD, University of British Columbia
MA, University of British Columbia
I study United States literature after World War II, with a specific interest in postmodern and maximalist texts and the digital humanities after the Cold War. I have written about David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Matthew McIntosh, paying specific attention to how these authors treat the emergence of computer algorithms and the growth of artificial intelligence. I have also published work in New Media Studies, including an article about the video game Kentucky Route Zero.
I received my B.A. in Honors English at Wilfrid Laurier University, my M.A. from the University of British Columbia, and my Ph.D. from UBC. I started teaching at UBC in 2022.
“‘Profits as the Telos’: The Logic of Reaganomics and Wallace’s Technologies of Efficiency.” The Journal of Media Literacy, 2022.
“‘We are Mere Gardeners in the Ruins’: Kentucky Route Zero and Modeling Collaborative Human Dignity in the Information Age.” New Media and the U.S. South ed. Stephanie Rountree, Gina Caison, and Lisa Hinrichsen. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2021.
“Economies of Reputation: Jonathan Franzen’s Purity and Practices of Disclosure in the Information Age.” Open Library of Humanities, 4(1): 22, 2018.